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Article Number - 34E699265642


Vol.8(5), pp. 37-45 , August 2017
DOI: 10.5897/JCEMS2017.0291
ISSN: 2141-6605



Full Length Research Paper

Production of aluminium casting with open-cell aluminium foam core



C. Domrong
  • C. Domrong
  • National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), 114 Thailand Science Park, Paholyothin Rd., Klong 1, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand.
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S. Srimanosaowapak
  • S. Srimanosaowapak
  • National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), 114 Thailand Science Park, Paholyothin Rd., Klong 1, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand.
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 Received: 25 January 2017  Accepted: 06 March 2017  Published: 31 August 2017

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This research aims to investigate the influence of production conditions on the quality of aluminium casting with open-cell aluminium foam core. Open-cell aluminium foams were produced using vacuum pressure to aid molten metal to be fill into space of water-soluble space holders to obtain aluminum foams with specific pore sizes. The produced foams were then used as cores for castings. Optical microscope was employed for determination of the final cast product structure. Results indicate that open-cell aluminum foam can be successfully used as a core for casting without pore intrusion by molten metal. However, the quality of final cast products depends significantly on preheat and pouring temperature conditions. Possible optimal conditions for good quality castings were suggested.

Key words: Aluminum foam, aluminum foam core with shell, re-melting, open-cell.

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APA Domrong, C., & Srimanosaowapak, S. (2017). Production of aluminium casting with open-cell aluminium foam core. Journal of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, 8(5), 37-45.
Chicago C. Domrong and S. Srimanosaowapak. "Production of aluminium casting with open-cell aluminium foam core." Journal of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science 8, no. 5 (2017): 37-45.
MLA C. Domrong and S. Srimanosaowapak. "Production of aluminium casting with open-cell aluminium foam core." Journal of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science 8.5 (2017): 37-45.
   
DOI 10.5897/JCEMS2017.0291
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JCEMS/article-abstract/34E699265642

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